Definition of tie beam in English:

tie beam

Syllabification: tie beam


  • A horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss.
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    • The pillars join the architrave directly, eliminating the need for an additional tie beam, known as the pupai tie beam, a feature that became common in Chinese wooden halls in the tenth century.
    • The grout acts with the duct that is encased in the tie beam to complete the bond path between the posttensioning strands and the concrete.
    • The depth of the tie beam was minimized to avoid transverse bending from the tower legs.

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